Mumbai: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra won back the crown , to be named the world’s sexiest Asian woman for the second time in three years. The actress and singer came out on top, following another year of record-breaking votes, pouring in from different continents for UK based Eastern Eye newspaper’s now globally renowned annual list.
Priyanka beat off very tough competition from some of the most stunning women from around the world, in the 11th edition of what has now become the most definitive list of its kind. The mass interest in the 2014 list was such that it was trending across India and Pakistan during the voting process and more than 10 million votes were cast in all.
The stunning win rounds off another dream year for Priyanka, which saw her deliver one of the best performances of 2014 in boxing drama Mary Kom, release international pop songs, do tireless work for charity and shoot for what will arguably be next year’s two biggest films Dil Dhadakne Do and Bajirao Mastani. “Someone once told me. Sexy is what sexy does and you do it best when you are yourself! I don’t know what I did to deserve this but I’ll happily accept this title! I am very flattered to have be named Eastern Eye’s Sexiest Woman’ once again. The fact that this is decided from a public poll across the world makes this even more special to me. Lots of love to everyone who voted and here’s to always being yourself,” said Priyanka.
Eastern Eye showbiz editor Asjad Nazir, who founded the list, annually puts it together and is chairman of the judging panel, thinks Priyanka has become an important international icon for India. “Apart from being one of the most stunning women in the world, Priyanka has demonstrated she is beautiful on the inside too with important humanitarian work. She has also become a strong symbol of girl power with projects like Mary Kom and represented her country admirably around the world. That is why more women than men actually voted for her this year and why she was trending across Twitter during the voting process,” said Asjad.
The mass interest in the 2014 list was such that it was trending across India and Pakistan during the voting process and over 10 million votes were cast.
The full countdown of the 50 Sexiest Asian Women in 2014 is published in the UK’s most established and popular Asian newspaper, Eastern Eye, on December 5. “What makes this list really special is that most of those featured in it are ‘real women’ the public can relate to. Fans also look at the all-round qualities of those they are voting for and that is why more women than men vote annually,” Asjad explained.